Chairman: Still All to Play For

Wigan chairman Maurice Lindsay believes his side can still make the top-six play-offs despite the set-back of losing at home to Wakefield.

Lindsay says that a tilt at this year's Grand Final showdown is still possible after watching his side go down 34-28 to a last-minute Wildcats' try at the weekend.

And he added that a two-week break from fixtures could revive the club's fortunes.

Wigan are in seventh place in Super League, but on points difference only as Wakefield and the Huddersfield Giants drew level alongside them.

Warriors now have a fortnight off before their next game – Salford visit the JJB Stadium on Friday, August 5 – and Lindsay is hoping to see improvements on the medical front during that time.

He told the Wigan Evening Post: "We've lost Wayne Godwin and Chris Melling to injury, but by the time we play Salford we'e hoping to have Brian Carney, Liam Botham and David Vaealiki back in the reckoning.

"Losing to Wakefield was a blow, but we've still got to go for that top six. There's plenty of interest left in this season yet."

Lindsay admits that London's form will have a big bearing on which club grabs that sixth qualifying spot.

In a strange twist of fate, Broncos face exactly the same teams as Wigan in their six remaining fixtures.

Broncos have three very demanding games coming up, Hull, Leeds and St Helens – all away – but then play Huddersfield at home and Salford away before ending their league campaign by entertaining Widnes at Griffin Park.

Lindsay added: "It's going to be tight. I suppose it's inevitable to look at other clubs' fixtures, how they are playing and to guess at how they might fare over the next few weeks, but getting your own form right has to be priority."

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